Scholarship and Academics: $19 million
Student Scholarships – $15 million
Promising, diverse applicants shouldn’t have a financial barrier set before them before they even enter
through our gates. Fewer and fewer of the most prized students are able to shoulder the full cost of
Jacksonville University tuition. ASPIRE’s merit and need-based scholarships will prove essential to
making JU their first and final choice.
Faculty Development and Research – $1 million
Our enthusiastic, sharp and caring faculty love nurturing students to ever-greater successes. They need
continuing training through education, workshops, sabbaticals and more to keep pace in a changing
market. With support from ASPIRE’s funds, they’ll have the long-term access to resources, materials
and training that they need to hone their skills, perform research and keep JU attractive and visible for
years to come.
The JU Honors Program – $1 million
JU’s best and brightest enrich themselves and the entire campus with their rigorous coursework, research
and scholarship. Together with faculty, they upgrade the University’s academic standards and help attract
a higher brand of student to campus. ASPIRE will boost Honors Program funding toward course
development, travel to conferences and symposia and research projects.
Undergraduate Research – $1 million
Creative, innovative research dovetails with classwork as an inspiring part of the JU experience. Scholarly
study by undergraduates is a crucial aspect of the journey toward even more sophisticated findings.
However, it costs money. ASPIRE will provide for the travel, data collection, labs, supplies, equipment,
software and more needed to grow this aspect of their JU careers.
Davis College of Business Initiatives – $1 million
With the recent international accreditation and a new dean, the Davis College of Business is poised
to meet and exceed the needs of today’s students and business community. Plans include developing a
doctorate program in business administration, adding travel components to business courses and building
internship relationships with global and entrepreneurial ventures.